Monday, November 20, 2017

Liechtenstein: Vaduz Castle with matching cancellation and Europa stamp

I received another postcard with famous Vaduz Castle in Liechtenstein, but this time with matching cancellation and Europa stamp. Vaduz Castle is the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop. The Princely Family of Liechtenstein acquired Vaduz Castle in 1712 when it purchased the countship of Vaduz. At this time, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, combined the countship with the Lordship of Schellenberg, purchased by the Liechtensteins in 1699, to form the present Principality of Liechtenstein.

 Nice clear cancellation and beautiful Europa stamp issued on 06.03.2017. 

Thank you Wolfgang for this nice surprise!

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